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Square peg, round hole
Square Peg by Simon Greig
Like an athlete who trains for months to prepare for competition, you have to prepare to publish. Think about your work in terms of publishable results, begin writing early in the research process, and write often…
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Writing
Publishing
Colored Pencils
"Colorful set of pencils-2" by Daniel Kulinski
Graduate Ambassador Stephanie Shipp reflects on what she's learned as a graduate teaching assistant and offers a few tips for first-time teaching assistants.
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Teaching
close-up photo of a CV title
"Curriculum Vitae" by the Italian voice
The Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated Vita or simply CV) is a document that summarizes your relevant research, work, and teaching experience. Use these tips to begin constructing a reader-friendly document that will help you get the job.
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Career Development
Job Search
CV
Résumé
Making goals and managing time
"London Time" by Doug88888 | flickr

Ready for the new semester? Graduate Student Ambassador Derek Schardt reflects on what he’s learned about making the most of grad school.

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Productivity
Time Management
Grad Life
Links of colorful paper rings
"Paper Chains" by stitchlily | flickr
Most students entering grad school probably don't think much about building and maintaining healthy relationships, but it's an important life skill that's vital in graduate school. Christy Burger, one of our Graduate Student Ambassadors, shares what has helped her build strong support relationships.
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Grad Life
Wellness
Writing
"Writing" by dotmatchbox | flickr
Apply the same techniques we teach in the Dissertation Writing Boot Camp to tackle your own writing project. Find out how to make writing a priority and get your large writing projects done!
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Writing

It’s the end of the semester, and you’re wrapping up the class you’re TAing. Just a few more classes, and your students will hand in their final assignments and take their final exam.

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Professional Development
Teaching
Academic integrity is the basis of the university’s goal to enable an exchange of ideas and develop new knowledge, and it requires that individual scholars work with and trust one another. The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) has identified five pillars of academic integrity to generate positive conversations about integrity.
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Good Practices
Academic Integrity
Eight Ways to Prepare for Comps
Most doctoral students at UNL have to complete a written comprehensive exam to enter candidacy, and in some departments the written exam may be followed by an oral exam. Here we present 8 ways to get ready for this important step in your academic career.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life
William Strunk and E.B. White promote the use of specific, definite, and concrete language over the general, vague, and abstract. Academic prose doesn’t need to be general, vague, or abstract. With a little practice and a good editorial eye, you can engage your reader with added detail.
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Professional Development
Writing

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